If you give a woman a fish, she eats for a day.
If you teach a woman to fish, she eats for a lifetime.
Strong female leadership
Our Managing Trustee & Director, Ms. Mercy Annapoorani, has been with Blossom Trust since the beginning, in 1993.
She is the recipient of the 1998 Kalai Valar Mani Award from the Madurai Arts Club, and the 2002 International Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life by the World Women’s Summit Foundation (WWSF), Switzerland. In 2022, she was awarded On-ground heroe for Tuberculosis Eradication and Awareness by the Apollo Tyres Foundation in India.
As Founder of the Rainbow TB Forum (RTBF), she is part of the board of Partnership for Tuberculosis Care and Control (PTCC) in New Delhi and a board member of the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA).
She represents CSOs for HIV/AIDS in the India Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund. She is also a Community Advisory Board Member in Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), a member of the WHO Civil Societies Commission, Geneva and a board member of the Initiatives of HIV/AIDS Net (IHN), Chennai.
Board of Trustees
Mrs. M. Annapoorani
M. Com., M.A, M.W.S
Mrs. G. Vatsala
Mr. C. J. Jasper
Ms. B. Mareeswari